Classes

Community Gardens Development

Training Series

Community Gardens Development Training (CGDT) provides community residents with technical assistance, leadership training, horticulture education and start-up materials. This training ultimately helps to carry out the mission of the Civic Garden Center, extending the impact to a broad number of people in Cincinnati. This class is also a great resource for folks interested in becoming involved in an existing community garden or vegetable gardening at home. These classes are free of charge! Many classes are hands-on workshops. CGDT is sponsored in part by the Meshewa Farm Foundation.  For information on 2019 CGDT classes contact gpotter@civicgardencenter.org.  Click here to complete an application for the series..

HUB Garden Classes*

These classes are held in one of our HUB Community Gardens, designed to help you get the most from your garden and the seasonal produce it yields. They are free and open to anyone interested. Please join us in one or all of the gardens! Keep checking back for Environmental Education Workshops coming to these gardens later this summer.  Dates, places and times are listed below.

 

July

 

Educating the Future to Save the Living Past

Thursday, July 11th, 6-8pm
Instructor: Alina Duncan, Capstone project with Red Wolf Sanctuary
Cost: Free
Join us for a fun and informational presentation all about the work of the Red Wolf Sanctuary, and their fuzzy friends! You’ll get to watch a video interview with the Sanctuary’s Director and some of their volunteers and learn more about the animals they protect in a short presentation following the video. You’ll also learn more about ways that you can help protect and preserve these animals and their habitats. The presentation will be about an hour long, with a short Q&A to follow.  To register, click here.

 

HUB Garden Gardening Class*

West End Community Garden – 941 Poplar St, Cincinnati, OH  45214
Saturday, July 13th  10:30 – 11:30am 
Instructor:  April Ann Pandora, Owner and Grower at Eden Urban Gardens, LLC
Cost:  Free, registration not required

Demonstrating the right way to water as the temperatures increase and decreasing the likelihood of stressing your crops in the peak of the season.

 

HUB Garden Cooking Class*

OTR People’s Garden – 49 E McMicken, Cincinnati, OH  45202
Wednesday, July 17th 4:30 – 5:30pm
Instructor:  Lisa Andrews, MEd, RD, LD from Sound Bites Nutrition
Cost:  Free, registration not required.

Healthy nutritious cooking from what is harvestable right now!  Tasty samples provided.

 

HUB Garden Gardening Class*

Amberley Green Community Garden – 7801 Ridge Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45237
Wednesday, July 24th  6:00 – 7:00pm
Instructor:  April Ann Pandora, Owner and Grower at Eden Urban Gardens, LLC
Cost:  Free, registration not required

Demonstrating the right way to water as the temperatures increase and decreasing the likelihood of stressing your crops in the peak of the season.

August

Master Composter Series

Prerequisite: Successful passage of pre-test (knowledge available during one of Civic Garden Center’s Basic Composting classes or Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District class)
Dates: August 1, 8, 15, 22, 9 am-3:30 pm
Cost: $45 per participant
Class size is limited to 30 attendees . Registration is required.
Calling all garden gurus and environmental enthusiasts! Ready to get down and dirty? Enroll in our intensive Master Composter Training. You’ll learn the details of soil science, a variety of composting methods, and how to share your knowledge with our local community. 10 hours of classroom instruction will be complemented by 10 hours of field study, exposing participants to the vast wealth of composting resources in our area. Certificates will be awarded upon completion of 30 volunteer hours working in community gardens and education programs. Don’t miss your chance to join this unique opportunity. Spaces are limited and interested participants must submit proof of basic composting knowledge via a pre-test before they are considered for enrollment. Email Kylie Johnson for a pre-test at kjohnson@civicgardencenter.org. To register, click here.

 

National Green Infrastructure Certification Program (NGICP)

August 5 – September 18, Mondays and Wednesdays, 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Cost:  $700.00

The National Green Infrastructure Certification Program (NGICP) sets national certification standards for green infrastructure (GI) construction, inspection, and maintenance workers. Designed to meet international best practice standards, the certification advances the establishment of sustainable communities by promoting GI as an environmentally and economically beneficial stormwater management option, supporting the development of proficient green workforces, and establishing a career path for skilled GI workers. This program meets every Monday and Wednesday for 11 classes. After successful completion of this 35 hour training, the NGICP exam will be administered to residents that complete the training. For more information, visit this website. To register click here.

 

HUB Garden Gardening Class*

Amberley Green Community Garden – 7801 Ridge Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45237
Wednesday, August 21st  6:00 – 7:00pm
Instructor:  April Ann Pandora, Owner and Grower at Eden Urban Gardens, LLC
Cost:  Free, registration not required

Planning your fall garden.

West End Community Garden – 941 Poplar St, Cincinnati, OH  45214
Wednesday, August 10th  10:30 – 11:30am 
Instructor:  April Ann Pandora, Owner and Grower at Eden Urban Gardens, LLC
Cost:  Free, registration not required

Planning your fall garden.

 

HUB Garden Cooking Class*

OTR People’s Garden – 49 E McMicken, Cincinnati, OH  45202
Wednesday, August 14th 4:30 – 5:30pm
Instructor:  Lisa Andrews, MEd, RD, LD from Sound Bites Nutrition
Cost:  Free, registration not required.

Healthy nutritious cooking from what is harvestable right now!  Tasty samples provided.

West End Community Garden – 941 Poplar St, Cincinnati, OH  45214
Wednesday, August 21st 11:30am – 12:30pm
Instructor:  Lisa Andrews, MEd, RD, LD from Sound Bites Nutrition
Cost:  Free, registration not required.

Healthy nutritious cooking from what is harvestable right now!  Tasty samples provided.

Amberley Green Community Garden – 7801 Ridge Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45237
Wednesday, August 21st 6:00 – 7:00pm
Instructor:  Lisa Andrews, MEd, RD, LD from Sound Bites Nutrition
Cost:  Free, registration not required.

Healthy nutritious cooking from what is harvestable right now!  Tasty samples provided.

 

September

HUB Garden Cooking Class*

OTR People’s Garden – 49 E McMicken, Cincinnati, OH  45202
Wednesday, September 11th 4:30 – 5:30pm
Instructor:  Lisa Andrews, MEd, RD, LD from Sound Bites Nutrition
Cost:  Free, registration not required.

Healthy nutritious cooking from what is harvestable right now!  Tasty samples provided.

 

HUB Garden Gardening Class*

Amberley Green Community Garden – 7801 Ridge Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45237
Wednesday, July 24th  6:00 – 7:00pm
Instructor:  April Ann Pandora, Owner and Grower at Eden Urban Gardens, LLC
Cost:  Free, registration not required

Seed collecting and fall planting.

 

HUB Garden Gardening Class*

West End Community Garden – 941 Poplar St, Cincinnati, OH  45214
Saturday, September 14th  10:30 – 11:30am 
Instructor:  April Ann Pandora, Owner and Grower at Eden Urban Gardens, LLC
Cost:  Free, registration not required

Seed collecting and fall planting.

 

HUB Garden Gardening Class*

OTR People’s Garden – 49 E McMicken, Cincinnati, OH  45202
Wednesday, September 24th 4:30 – 5:30pm
Instructor: April Ann Pandora, Owner and Grower at Eden Urban Gardens, LLC
Cost:  Free, registration not required

Seed collecting and fall planting.

 

HUB Garden Cooking Class*

West End Community Garden – 941 Poplar St, Cincinnati, OH  45214
Wednesday, September 25th 11:30am – 12:30pm
Instructor:  Lisa Andrews, MEd, RD, LD from Sound Bites Nutrition
Cost:  Free, registration not required.

Healthy nutritious cooking from what is harvestable right now!  Tasty samples provided.

 

Amberley Green Community Garden – 7801 Ridge Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45237
Wednesday,September 25th 6:00 – 7:00pm
Instructor:  Lisa Andrews, MEd, RD, LD from Sound Bites Nutrition
Cost:  Free, registration not required.

Healthy nutritious cooking from what is harvestable right now!  Tasty samples provided.